CHESTERTOWN, Md. — For the second year in a row, Washington College senior swimmer Julia Portmann (Palatine, Ill./William Fremd) has been named to the Google Cloud Division III Academic All-District II Women's At-Large Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). The team, voted on by CoSIDA District II members, is comprised of 11 Division III student-athletes with outstanding academic and athletic credentials chosen from 14 eligible "at-large" sports from institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, Rhode Island, West Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
Portmann will graduate from Washington College on Sunday with a 4.0 cumulative grade-point average and dual degrees in Biology and Environmental Science. She received the College's 2019 Doris T. Bell '50 Award as the graduating senior female student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average and was a recipient of the College's 2019 Thomas Reeder Spedden Medal for academic standing and outstanding achievement in athletics. She finished her collegiate swimming career as the Shorewomen's third-fastest swimmer ever in the 200, 500, 1000, and 1650 freestyle events and as a school record-holder in the 800 freestyle relay. In 2018, she was named the Centennial Conference Co-Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year for all sports in addition to being named the Centennial Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year for Women's Swimming. She was a five-time All-Centennial Conference qualifier, a two-time Academic All-Centennial qualifier, and a three-time Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll qualifier. She was twice named her team's Most Valuable Swimmer, was twice named the Centennial Conference Swimmer of the Week, and was named Shorewoman of the Week 10 times during her collegiate career.
The CoSIDA Women's At-Large Academic All-America/All-District program recognizes female student-athletes from the 14 women's NCAA-sponsored sports who do not have their own CoSIDA Academic All-America programs - beach volleyball, bowling, rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, and water polo.
Portmann advances to the ballot for the Google Cloud Women's At-Large Academic All-America team, which will be voted on by the CoSIDA members nationwide.